‘This is football, not basketball’ – PSG boss Luis Enrique claims Newcastle draw followed ‘horror movie script’ as he dismisses controversy over Kylian Mbappe penalty



Despite having a multitude of shots on goal, the Parisians had been unable to find a way past Nick Pope in the Newcastle goal. At least until the home side were awarded a penalty in the dying moments of the game, after an Ousmane Dembele cross struck the elbow of Tino Livramento. PSG were perhaps fortunate to be awarded the penalty given the ball first bounced off Livramento's torso - much to the dismay of the Newcastle players and fans alike. Kylian Mbappe emphatically dispatched the spot kick to keep qualification in PSG's hands.

Alexander Isak had put the Magpies in front against the run of play, with PSG managing a grand total of 31 shots in the game, albeit just seven on target. Irked by claims that his side had been lucky to earn a point from the game, and remain strong favourites for qualification, Luis Enrique hit back at the criticism.

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